Obviously it's superior to a dictatorship where one dude just oppresses his own people, and most people believe it's superior to communism, based on the quality of life in communist countries like China, Russia, Cuba in the past 80 years or so. But democracy has some very glaring flaws. The biggest probably being that you need a very educated society in order for it to work well. If the majority of the voters are uneducated, or perhaps educated but intellectually lazy, then there is no way they can be relied upon to vote for an effective leader. Not to mention that winning elections is a completely different skill than running a country, and our system is set up to elect the best campaigners rather than the best leaders. So are there other forms of government, either real or hypothetical, that might be superior to democracy? Or is it still the best despite it's flaws?